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Ps3 not reading the discs?

My ps3 doesn't read the discs which I insert in,but it can play downloaded game only. I'm not sure but maybe the discs is not rotating inside ps3 because I don't hear anything.that happened only after one week since I bought ps3 didn't fell down and nothing happen to it.(without any reason) the main problem is that I bought it from kuwait with warrenty and I'm in ireland at the moment.

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  • fizz14 Nov 19, 2007

    i had the same problem directly after updating v2.0

    now dat i heard v2.01 is comin out in two days i'll update it and see if it works

    do anyone think this will work

  • Tryitsniperz Jan 16, 2008

    I Just started having this problem, it wont read disks but i can do anything else on the system. i had not updated for awhile and it happened right in the middle of playing COD4. so i have no idea what triggered it. i have gotten a game to work but it always stops working soon after starting. its like the disk drive cant keep up with reading the disk and gets to bogged down.

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2008

    my ps3 stopped loading discs after 11 days old... it would do anything else, just wouldnt load any games.. i returned it, and am currently waiting for my new one to arrive. bah!

  • drt03 Jul 06, 2008

    my ps3 is not reading the disc it happened during play and it happened just afteri connected the internet lead into the console, no games will play now you cant hear it rotate in side.

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    I have the same problem my ps3 stops reading any kind of discs...Sony said that cant repear it...

  • yashualane Dec 25, 2008

    my playstation 3 wont read disc

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    when i try to play games it wont work for me i tried turn it on off the bubble comes up but the dosnt load and come on

  • tellier Dec 25, 2008

    want read the disc on my sony play station3 80gb can you tell mewant to do please thank you

  • jcycle Dec 25, 2008

    the playstation 3 stopped reading discs. how do i fix this?

  • jarabco Dec 29, 2008

    Its stopt reading my disc or i got blak screns in the time of my play

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    ive had my ps3 since june 2007, and it wont read PS2 disks, DVD's and it wont save my PS3 games. i don't kno what to do.

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    ps3 will not read any disc inserted.

  • havard01 May 11, 2010

    PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Disc read error etc.... Good news is that these all
    problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide
    available at PS3 Repair Blog



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I will second I used them to fix my ps3 and it was fast and relatively painless. Sony was a big problem and didn't wanna fix my system. bah!

Posted on Jan 15, 2008


Sony can repair it. 3 Days repair on the disk drive.

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There was a problem with the latest update from sony this happened to my mate in america and they told him this was acommon fault i think you will have to contact sony.  and they will sort it fot ya. hope this helped

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Playstation 3 not playing games but will play blu ray discs

Make sure that your firmware is updated correctly. Also make sure the games are the correct region for the unit you're playing on. You may have an incorrect region setup on the PS3. PS3 games are region locked, either being PAL or NTSC. If the PS3 is set to read PAL (by being set to a region that is PAL, like the UK, Europe, and Japan) it will not read or play an NTSC disc.

Misconfigured or corrupted firmware installations can also cause this problem. Furthermore, pirated games will not play, because they do not have the appropriate security key on the disc.

You can try testing this by creating a new profile on the PS3 and trying to play the games. If you can play them with the new profile, then there is a corruption with the old profile. If you can't play them in the new profile, then it could be the firmware.

Lastly you may have a blown drive. Most PS3 games are dual layer blu ray discs capable of storing large amounts of data. The blu ray drive in the PS3 uses a sequenced dual laser to read the game. If one of the laser emitters has blown, it won't read the game correctly. However, since it doesn't use both emitters to read blu ray movie disks or dvds they'll still play correctly.

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Hi FixYa community,

I thought I should pass thing tip along, seeing as how so many people are having trouble.

It is a solution for PS3 fat models (the old ones). If your PS3 has suddenly stopped reading disc's it might not be the laser, it could just be a type of data corruption, but there is a way around it.

Go onto the PlayStation Network and download any game demo. Install the demo. Insert the game you want to play. Now go into the demo game that you downloaded and installed as if you were going to play it. As soon as it loads, quit out of the demo and go back to the main menu of your PS3; the game you wanted to play should now be available. ENJOY!

If this tip doesn't work then sorry, it is your blu-ray laser, however, it has worked for myself and one other that I know of. Hope it works for you too!

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Hmm. May be because the disc is scratched? Not sure what it would be otherwise, if other games work just fine.

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The most common reason for the PS3 not reading discs is a bad drive. The following website sells the drives and does installs:

This drive should fix any reading issues you are having with your games, or issues inserting your games or ejecting them (or lack thereof). This is the entire DVD drive assembly mechanism replacement for your PS3 including a new laser. If your discs are not ejecting, or you cannot insert a disc -- or you can insert a disc but it will not load, this is what you need to get your PS3 going again!
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Any game i play is freezing it seems as if the disk is not reading

The eye maybe out of alignment.
First try this.
Turn ON your PS3.
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Go into system settings and make sure auto-play is on.
Press the PS button on your controller until you see the stand-by type menu. The screen has a dark filter on it and it should say "TURN OFF CONTROLLER, TURN OFF SYSTEM
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maybe it has something to do with the lens.i will advice you send it for maintenance.

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Hey man, you can try this....

1. download and install a psn game or game demo
2. put in the disc of the game or video you want to play or watch
3. load the psn game or demo as if you were going to play it
4. quit the demo as soon as you get to the start menu of it
5. go and play or watch the game or video you wanted to, sucka, cause it works now!!!

I hope this works for you, and if it does, spread the word!

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Do you have the receipt? If you do, return it to the retailer and ask if they can replace it (they are legally obliged to replace it where I live, I'm not too sure about Asia though, but you should try anyway).

Or try to phone Sony and ask them (their customer service number should be on their website).

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